Wedding season has officially begun! And it started off with a bang. This past Friday, I drove up to Springfield, Illinois to prepare for Bryant and Katelyn’s wedding. I’m not used to traveling and staying in hotels for weddings but it kind of worked out to it’s advantage. Since I had some down time before I officially started shooting portraits Saturday morning, I began shooting Katelyn s detail shots while all the girls were down in the hotel salon getting their hair/makeup done. It was nice to have lots of time to focus on ring shots and jewelry instead of being rushed like a normal wedding day.
Katelyn and her mom, Janet.
First look with dad 🙂
Time for Bryant to get ready…
FIRST LOOK TIME!
Needless to say, Bryant couldn’t keep his eyes off Katelyn.
Looking sharp, Bryant!
Katelyn, you are stunning and your laugh is contagious!
Katelyn’s bouquet had a piece of her mother’s wedding dress wrapped around it.
Katelyn and her bridesmaids.
Bryant and his ushers.
Bryant and his groomsmen.
We got some great shots with the flower girl and ring bearer.
And this is how it was achieved LOL.
A prayer before the ceremony….
The look of a bride who just married the man of her dreams!
The Capitol Building was pretty cool to shoot in.
But you know me, I love the natural light LOL. Love these pics.
I have no words….
Just hanging out with old Abe.
My favorite part of the day was this…. and this beautiful golden light. Okay, you caught me…. I said I liked the sunlight LOL. (If you know me, you know I prefer cloudy days for portraits).
Definitely a FAVORITE!
They were not married here, but we borrowed this church for portraits LOL.
The ushers. This photo rocks my socks actually LOL. So much fun.
The toast from the maid of honor, Marissa.
Toast from the best man, Garrick.
Their first dance as husband and wife.
Katelyn dancing with her dad.
Bryant dancing with his mom.
Some dancing shots…